Construction of Kameza CCAP Prayer House in Blantyre has begun, a few months after moderator of Mt Carmel CCAP Church laid a foundation stone.
The project was scheduled to start in December last year, but it was shifted due to logistical problems.
Cottage chairperson for West B CCAP Church Deanes Daudi confirmed the taking-off of the project in an interview last week.
But Daudi said progress on the project has been slow because the congregation has not raised enough resources.
“We are still appealing to the general public to come to our aid. This is the work of God; everybody should feel free to contribute,” he said.
Daudi said Kameza CCAP Church is one of the most important congregations in the Blantyre Synod as it will serve members from Kameza, Mlombwa and Mbawa townships.
“For a long time, our members have been complaining that their prayer house [Mt. Carmel CCAP Church] was becoming more and more inaccessible, especially during the rainy season when transport becomes a big challenge. That is why we mobilised resources to secure land at Kameza, which acts as the centre for the three residential areas,” he said.
But Daudi could not provide the budget of the project, saying it is difficult to predict the figure because of the fluctuation of the kwacha.
Meanwhile, Christians have organised a number of activities to raise money for the project, including distribution of commitment forms to the public where well-wishers can fill in details of support they are willing to provide.
“But we believe that God will be on our side. It is our prayer that many people will come to support this initiative so that the people of God have a proper shelter where they can be meeting for praise and worship,” said Daudi.